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  1. A Genie! Gosh that made me laugh. Nothing quite so exciting really. Here is a picture of the store room.
    7 points
  2. Bad weather's no longer a problem, I’ve just extended the garage😬 The wife had mixed emotions and started shouting something about a Fox Hat !! no idea what she was saying as I had the grinder going🤔
    4 points
  3. That is a shame, but I suppose if it is nice that week I could park my Land Rover in the field, throw some dust over it, throw some straw over myself & get my wife to come along & ask me silly questions?
    4 points
  4. What, like all those GMCs registered as 1939 in the 1980s? 😉
    3 points
  5. Spare wheel fitting. This has been an on going mission for some time, and it has turned into a complete saga worthy of a telling by the great Bernhard Cribbins on Jackanory, except he would have to read it after the watershed time so as not to give the kids nightmares. It started last winter when son Stuart and I set out to fit the recently reconditioned carrier parts back on. All seemed to go well except we ran out of the right size bolts and had to leave a couple of bits off. We also left off some of the cross bracing to allow access to the air intake pipes and compressor condenser u
    3 points
  6. Dunkirk 80 years ago ww2. This week i will add some of my original Dunkirk photos.
    3 points
  7. It was also a nice surprise for the wife 🤨
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  8. Interesting that we were told by the folk that used my particular MV in the Normandy campaign was that the first thing they did was to paint out the bonnet star! Seems some thought the emblem was too good a target, which is kind of contrary to the scurrilous saying of those days that if the Germans flew over, the Allies ducked; if the British flew over, the Germans ducked; and if the Yanks flew over, everyone ducked!
    3 points
  9. I'm not taking any chances, being an auto electrician I have self insulated. Joking aside I have come out of retirement to drive artics for a supermarket company. We are gradually getting back to normal as suppliers have in many cases ramped production up by 50% and we are working round the clock but there are still plenty of retards abusing the system by stockpiling perishable food which will have rotted long before it gets used.
    3 points
  10. Hi Ian, They look great, I like the toothed ring for the ABS sensor on the wheel in the middle of the picture 😁. David
    3 points
  11. I personally don't have a problem with replicas as long as they are not portrayed as originals. I think that anyone who puts the effort into restoring anything is worthy of praise, the only exception, in my mind, are those who pay to have the work done and the then tell everyone that they restored the item themselves, why not just be honest. As for not using the correct thickness of steel, sometimes there seems to be little point, unless it can be seen and the in a lot of cases it can be packed out to look correct if you are using thinner material or ground back, if it is slightly
    2 points
  12. You are too kind, Ed. We only do it for the fun of it and the friends we make around the world. Steve
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  13. It was a French scrapyard that the previous Dutch collector bought it from. I had it shipped here on a Dutch trailer with an English tractor unit and a Polish driver. A truly European effort.
    2 points
  14. I expect Lex can sell you one Andrew......For about 1 1/2 times the value of your G3😏 Bloody expensive door stops. Ron
    2 points
  15. Bit more progress on the Tanker this weekend. Down to the small bits now, the five minute jobs that take all day. Fuel filter/sediment bowl fitted and a quick test. Felt it was worth a short video, as she ticked over without stalling. Bit too slow mind and still needs adjusting. Now the fuel tank is fitted, next job wire up the fuel gauge. Connecting the sender is fun, working through a small hole in the pump room floor. Five cables to cram in, on the right terminals. Then the dashboard end, which is not quite as bad. Took the steering wheel off to g
    2 points
  16. Yes, but the man that never had a ****-cart, or made a mistake never made anything. These jobs are only for the brave... and its looking good. Dave
    2 points
  17. Just making some space on my driveway, I am sure the wife would be delighted with another project 🤥😂
    2 points
  18. Jon, Simply amazing. You are talented beyond belief! I have been following you since you were just building the turret, and when you started on this endeavor after the volume of encouragement to do so, I couldn't have been more excited. You are getting so close, and you have to be applauded for your commitment to staying as close to authentic as possible. I can't wait to see the hull mated with the turret, and even better, one day moving along on it's very own set of tracks. Keep it up brother...you're truly an inspiration! -Tom
    2 points
  19. Lunch time break there numerous trials reports on land rovers and l could spend lots of time posting them but this l promise is the last only because the museum had one of the prototype FC 101 and POWERED TRAILERs
    2 points
  20. Because you know it's there! 🙂
    2 points
  21. PUT THE TURRET ON! PUT THE TURRET ON! PUT THE TURRET ON!!! just for a minute! Please! Please Please!!!! John
    2 points
  22. I phoned the W&P Office a few days ago, suprising someone answered, even more of a surprise it was Anne Bertrand the Co-Owner of W&P revival show, we spoke at length and found Her charming and very helpfull. we discussed the possible show cancellation situation and She told me they are waiting for Government decision that if social distance restrictions need to continue into/beyond July then they would Not be allowed to open the show, they are Insured against such eventualities, but cast doubt if they would get fully compensated, but Ann Assured me Everyone who has paid Will be Ref
    2 points
  23. Can't believe it's taken so long to update my progress. Poor weather and work stopped play. However, lockdown has its advantages. Managed to paint and fit front wings, grab handles, grill, steering. Painted willys windscreen. Started modifying bonnet to accept willys hinge. Its finally starting to like a vehicle.
    2 points
  24. This is the curse of restoration when "flying" somewhat blind. i.e., without good source-drawings or photos to study. I found when I did my TE, I did many things twice. And there was no common-cause. Sometimes poor machining on my part, or the job did not look right; or, as we discovered later, it was to foul some as-not-yet-thought-about part. My solution, as with all conundrums of this type, lies with Doctor Shepherd & Dr Neame's patent problem-solving elixir - to wit, Masterbrew.
    2 points
  25. I'm convinced that a trip to 'the stores' actually involves rubbing a lamp to summon a genie with access to a seemingly inexhaustible supply of obscure 100+ year old lorry parts... 😂
    2 points
  26. Evening All, I thought that I would do a pre-Christmas update. I have been concentrating on the wiring, a bit odd you may think as there are more pressing jobs with the drive etc but I needed something that wasn't complicated and that I could dip in and out of. I am glad that I did, as there were a lot of holes to drill, clips to make and trunking to run and head scratching to do. There is a section of flexible trunking that runs in front of the driver, around the peddle area. I had thought that it was part of the wiring but I am now not so sure, as I have identified the
    2 points
  27. It looks superb, what a great finish. Very much worth the effort.
    1 point
  28. This is a nice looking Jeep but certainly not accurate for WW2, and if it is to be a post war Jeep then the RAF Blue needs to be gloss. Possibly the fenders needed to be gloss black too, as per the AMO for postwar. In WW2 Jeeps in the RAF were quite rare in the UK and 4 Group Bomber Command. I bet 4 Group never had any like this as the vehicle is too small to carry a bomber crew, too underpowered to pull a bomb load or a bowser and the CO was more likely to be driven around in the saloon behind the Jeep in this photo to wish his crews good luck etc. There were a few Jeeps in Bomber C
    1 point
  29. Great teamwork, an excellent job!
    1 point
  30. Hi If you want to borrow it no problem. I will P.M. you.
    1 point
  31. your hood number will be 20704655 built April 1945 under contract w-33-019-1885 chassis range from mb431301 to mb438041
    1 point
  32. Is it one of these types you're after?
    1 point
  33. CLIVE here are a couple of photos from the new box l see there is/are some photographs of red shoes there are dozens and dozens of photographs to sift through as well as files as l said l was only expecting one box not two
    1 point
  34. I have just started unpacking my latest two boxes from my friend and they are giving me some surprises one is a folder of pictures of the mock up model vehicles as some of you will already know that these things were made at MVEE others were made by specialist model makers
    1 point
  35. The sealing strip arrived yesterday from COH Bains a UK based company it's worth having a nose around the web site as they do vast amounts of rubber and sponge moldings and extrusions . So after all the prep work this was the time to take a deep breath and get on with the job. Glass is a funny thing in a previous existence I had a bit to do with it and it can be immensely strong in compression but can shatter in an instant if torsional stress or shock is applied so careful does it is the watch word . Bit of explanation on the way I found works for me, if any one else finds it usef
    1 point
  36. Oh, as usual, after months of searching and just as I finish, a possible supplier of the correct plate has been located.
    1 point
  37. The London General Omnibus Co. 'B' type - straight from the 'Western Front' ,well not quite . Faced with the disposal of over 2500 vehicles from 1919 onwards these being replaced by the larger 'K' and 'S' types. Some of the newest examples were offered for sale first as complete vehicles in good order , at least 32 found there way to Australia some even with their double deck bus bodies still fitted . Gradually sales dwindled and by the end most were broken up for scrap. A few survived a couple more years as works transport during 1927-29 when AEC moved from Walthamstow to Southall.
    1 point
  38. The hp quoted for each engine is a factor of bore and stroke and not how much power they put out. That figure is BHP. Reading about the War Department subsidy trials in Commercial Motor what comes out is that most of the lorries were up and down in their performance. Some days one model or other would be a dud and after some night time tuning would be matching the others the following day. The other thing that came to light was gear ratios for hill climbing - so on some hills one make was the leader but on a steeper or less steep hill another make would be in the lead.
    1 point
  39. I used soft solder to fill a number of small pin holes in small parts.
    1 point
  40. Well spotted mtskull, you have me wondering if I am wrong. Perhaps a moderator could enlighten us ? Should we start a petition to get Jon promoted, as you say he certainly deserves it for 'Services to MV restoration'. David
    1 point
  41. Nothing wrong with Indian Royal Enfield's I suppose? But the new 'Pegasus' is hardly even a nod to the WD/RE (Flea). Ron
    1 point
  42. Just don’t use M4938625, as there are a couple of those around already😂
    1 point
  43. Really looking forward to seeing this on the road. Can't be many about. Best of luck with it. Richard
    1 point
  44. From its new home we put the canvas up and then took it out for a drive. It went very well and we managed to stop for a few photos. We then tucked it away in a shed tall enough so we dont have to take the canvas down. A very successful day.
    1 point
  45. Nice to see some more british stuff being rescued. Good work 👍 All the best, Richard
    1 point
  46. Have you seen the Black prince series of books, if you like technical details I would recommend them. https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?k=p+m+knight&i=stripbooks&ref=nb_sb_noss_1 Jon
    1 point
  47. Dave is obviously a great Craftsman! Tony
    1 point
  48. Came across this video today. Covers a range of Heritage vehicles and equipment from Tiger Moths to Steam Locos and everything in between and yes there are some military vehicles but none of the usual types you normaly see. Too long to pick out individual clips just skip through yourself or watch the lot. https://www.national-preservation.com/threads/sandstone-2019.1417211/#post-2534599
    1 point
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